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January 14 – When You Get Arrested…

Genesis 33-35 Matthew 10:1-20 “When you are arrested, don’t worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given the things to say. It will not really be you speaking but the Spirit … Continue reading

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January 13 – Loving the Oppressed, and the Oppressor

(Caught up by this afternoon!)  Genesis 31-32 Matthew 9:18-38 “When he saw the crowds, he felt sorry for them because they were hurting and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” (Matthew 9:36 NCV) Wherever Jesus went, He preached the good … Continue reading

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October 24 – Don’t Be Surprised

1 Thessalonians 2:17-20; 1 Thessalonians 3; Isaiah 17; Isaiah 18; Isaiah 19; Psalm 114 Surprises can be fun. When it’s your birthday and your spouse takes you out for what you think is going to be a dinner between the … Continue reading

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September 28 – Don’t Even Welcome Them

2 John 1; Ezra 5-6; Psalm 93 The old joke used to be that anyone could throw on a bathrobe, walk the beaches of California, and utter a few incomprehensible sayings that seemed to have deeper meaning to start a … Continue reading

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Rwanda Trip 2017 – Day 11

Thursday, June 22 Today was the last day in the classrooms for most of us. Connie, Bunmi, and Janet will be staying at Kayonza for an extra week. And, interestingly enough, we were out at Kayonza today. Five members of … Continue reading

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June 9 – About That Judging Thing…

Romans 14; 1 Samuel 26; Psalm 69 As the story goes, a Baptist preacher and a Catholic priest were seated next to each other on a flight. They were having a calm discussion about their beliefs differed and how they … Continue reading

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July 14 – A Gentle Imperfection

Psalm 15; Genesis 12:10-20; Hebrews 5:1-6 One of the benefits of dealing with my wife’s bouts with cancer is that she has been an example to other women. Both times she has caught the cancer fairly early because she keeps … Continue reading

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May 13 – Counter Culture Christians

Psalm 104:24-34 35b; Isaiah 44:1-4; Galatians 6:7-10 No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. Thus begins John Donne’s Poem entitled “No Man is an Island.” It … Continue reading

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May 8 – Team

Acts 16:16-34; Psalm 97; Revelation 22:12-14 16-17 20-21; John 17:20-26 Teamwork can be a beautiful thing. When a team is working right, everything seems to click. Team members know each other’s strengths and weaknesses and work to emphasize each one’s … Continue reading

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January 24 – The Body

Third Sunday after the Epiphany Nehemiah 8:1-3 5-6 8-10 (Ezra reads the law); Psalm 19 (The law revives the soul); 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a (You are the body of Christ); Luke 4:14-21 (Jesus reads the prophet Isaiah) There is something sweet … Continue reading

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